Rising Sun Weekly 8-24-17

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50 YEARS AGO

August 24th, 1967

Tomary Farm tour draws large crowd. The delightful tour and garden party at Farm Sunday afternoon, August 20th will long be remembered by the approximately 400 persons who attended. The enjoyable event was given by Mr. and Mrs. William Walker Johnson and Mary and Tom Tallentire, with all proceeds going to the Ohio County Historical Society. Visitors from distance places, as well as local residents, toured the magnificent ancestral house filled with beautiful antique furnishings. They also strolled around the spacious lawn, admiring the view of Laughery Creek and the Ohio River, looking at the old stone ice house, and the unusual old sycamore trees. Refreshments of cookies and lemonade were served on tables in the yard. Music was furnished during the afternoon by Diane Rand and Gary Dunaway at the piano and George Smith of Aurora at the electric organ. Other high school students who helped with the refreshments were Susan Reid, Roger Reid, Marian Barbour, Bobby Skidmore, and Steve Licking. Guests from seven states and Washington, D. C. registered during the afternoon.

The Rising Sun Ohio County faculty for the 1967-68 school year will include eight new teachers according to an announcement by John Roeder, Superintendent. The new teachers include, Loren C. Ferguson (elementary principal), Audrey Bovard (mathematics), James Glardon (agricultural), Karen Kinnett (English), Betty LaFollette (French and English), and Jestinah Ferguson (grade 2). Returning Cass-Union faculty members are, Charles Sinclair, principal and grade 5 and 6; Elizabeth Bailey, grades 3 and 4; Florence Cook, grade 1; Isabelle Griffith, grade 2 and 3; Morgan Drescher, band; Emmett VanBuskirk, art.

Wayne H. Douglas, manager and assistant cashier of the Southern Ohio Bank was chosen merchant of the month.

Robert White, a 1967 graduate of Franklin College, has been employed as high school physical education and social studies teacher with additional responsibilities of assistant basketball coach and assistant track coach. He played two years of varsity baseball at the college and served as director of intramural athletics during the past year. Mr. White is a 1963 graduate of Milan High School.

Dale Siekman, representative of the Rising Sun Ohio County Schools of the Southeastern Indiana Vocational Board, has been elected president of the Vocational Board. Other officers of the board for the coming year are Gerald Asche and Norman Dresselhaus. Members of other participating corporations are Edward Gray, Wayne Smith, Harold Zimmerman, Harold Ludeker, Wilford Harrell, Robert Meyer, Robert Wickizer, Charles Calender, Robert Powell, and Elvin Miller. Twenty-two Rising Sun Ohio County students will attend the vocational school this year.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. David Burwinkel, a daughter was born August 18 at Good Samaritan Hospital. She weighed five pounds, 11 ½ ounces and has been given the name of Michele Lynn; to Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Jo Keith, a son born August 16. He weighed seven pounds, 14 ounces, and has been named Robert Fred.